A lot of homeowners who experienced relocating can testify how difficult and exhausting it is, especially the packing and organizing part. Some people who went through this experience would just give up and continue it the next day.
Indeed, packing for a relocation can be a rigorous task, but it can be more daunting if you are doing it the wrong way. If you want to make this activity less rigorous, you need to avoid these packing mistakes:
- Being disorganized
Randomly packing your belongings is never a good idea. For one, disorganized packing will make unpacking more difficult and will take you more time to sort things out. Moreover, there is a tendency that you will forget or misplaced some things.
- Not having a plan
Most people just go about the move without a checklist or a to-do list. Without a list, your move will be a complete disarray. A moving plan would allow you to determine the enormity of the task and how you will break it down so it will not be that exhausting for you and your family. The plan should include instructions, timetable and the things that they need to pack and store.
- Using the wrong materials
One of major packing mistakes that most homeowners commit is using the wrong containers and storage boxes for the move. You need to remember that there is no one-for-all solution for storing your belongings. Each item should be packed and stored accordingly using the containers appropriate for their type and made.
- Not packing your electronics and valuables properly
Electronic equipment such as monitors and TV should be packed in their original boxes filled with packing materials to protect them during the relocation. Valuables like pieces of jewelry should be put in a special container to protect them from damage during transport.
- Doing it all alone
Packing and storing has always been a family affair, and doing it alone is unheard of. If you are moving or relocating with your family, be sure to get them involved with the whole process. This would make moving less stressful and you will be done with it in no time. If you are doing it alone, hiring a packing and moving specialist would be the ideal solution.
- Rushing and cramming
Some homeowners think that they can get away with putting the packing and organizing the least of their moving priorities. But in fact, it should be on top. Cramming your storing session would only lead to disorganized packing and damaging your belongings.